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H.R.3826: Electricity Security and Affordability Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about environmental protection
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Sponsor Edward Whitfield, R-Ky.
Total Cosponsors 94 (7 Democrats, 87 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 9, 2014
Latest Major Action May 8, 2014
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Bill Summary

Electricity Security and Affordability Act - (Sec. 2) Prohibits the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from issuing, implementing, or enforcing any proposed or final rule under the Clean Air Act that establishes a performance standard for greenhouse gas emissions from any new source that is a fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating unit unless the rule meets specified requirements of this Act.

Requires the Administrator to separate sources fueled with coal and natural gas into separate categories.

Prohibits the Administrator, however, from setting a standard based on the best system of emission reduction for new sources within a fossil-fuel category unless it has been achieved on average for at least one continuous 12-month period (excluding planned outages) by each of at least 6 units within the category. Requires each such unit to: (1) be located at a different electric generating station in the United States, (2) be representative of...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 8, 2014 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 374.
May 7, 2014 Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
March 10, 2014 Received in the Senate.
March 6, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
March 6, 2014

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 229 - 183 (Roll no. 106).

March 6, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 184 - 223 (Roll no. 105).

March 6, 2014 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H2213)
March 6, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brownley (CA) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to prohibit the application of the bill with respect to rules that save consumers money on electricity bills, including rules that allow for or, encourage energy efficiency, demand response, and other approaches to lower the cost of electricity for consumers.
March 6, 2014 Ms. Brownley (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce. (consideration: CR H2211-2214; text: CR H2211)
March 6, 2014 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H2185-2186)
March 6, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H2211)
March 6, 2014 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3826.
March 6, 2014 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
March 6, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2208-2215)
March 5, 2014 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3826 as unfinished business.
March 5, 2014 On motion to rise Agreed to by voice vote.
March 5, 2014 Mr. Whitfield moved to rise.
March 5, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Waxman amendment No. 8, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Waxman demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
March 5, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 497, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waxman amendment No. 8.
March 5, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 497, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Latta amendment No. 7.
March 5, 2014 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
March 5, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2192-2195)
March 5, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schakowsky amendment No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Schakowsky demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
March 5, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 497, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schakowsky amendment No. 6.
March 5, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 497, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment No. 5.
March 5, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 497, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment No. 4.
March 5, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 497, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capito amendment No. 3.
March 5, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Capps amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Capps demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
March 5, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 497, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps amendment No. 2.
March 5, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (TX) amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (TX) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
March 5, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 497, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (TX) amendment No. 1.
March 5, 2014 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3826.
March 5, 2014 The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Fortenberry to act as Chairman of the Committee.
March 5, 2014 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 497 and Rule XVIII.
March 5, 2014 The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-40 for H.R. 3826 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.
March 5, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 497. (consideration: CR 3/5/2014 H2178-2192)
March 4, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 497 Reported to House. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-40 for H.R. 3826 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Feb. 28, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 271.
Feb. 28, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-365.
Jan. 28, 2014 Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 29 - 19.
Jan. 28, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Jan. 27, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Jan. 10, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
Jan. 9, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.